10 Jun “Environment Day 2017 – honouring MCC Mayor”
On 10th June, 2017 we celebrated the World Environment Day. The programme began invoking God’s blessings, followed by a few cultural events on nature. Mrs. Kavitha Sanil, the Mayor of Mangaluru City was the Chief Guest.
Mrs. Sanil was also felicitated by the school management for her elated position as Mayor and the school is privileged to have her as the parent of Prisha, a student of Class III.
In the year 2016, the school had undertaken a mega project on Neem Tree and as part of it, around 514 Neem saplings were distributed during the last year’s Vanamahotsava celebrations. The prizes were announced for those students who nurture the Neem saplings in a Best and Healthy way. A team comprising Mr. Krishnappa, the environmentalist, school staff and parent representatives visited the shortlisted contestor’s houses and had evaluated the same in March 2016. Accordingly, on this day, the Best and Healthy Neem Tree contesters who won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the entire school level were awarded prizes by the Mayor. The Joint Secretary Sr. Maria Jyothi honoured the students who successfully nurtured the Neem saplings class wise. Mr. Krishnappa the Environmentalist, who was with us throughout the year in the Green Movement, gave away the consolation prizes.
At the end, the principal Sr. Melissa congratulated the efforts of the members of Young Global Citizen’s Club for hosting a very meaningful programme on the occasion and thanked everyone for their cooperation in making the school’s mega Neem Tree project – 2016, a grand success. The students throughout the programme were made aware of the need to take care of the environment and the environment in return would take care of us.
The programme was compeered by Shaima Zubaida of Class X and Prithika of Class IX. Carol D’Souza of Class VIII welcomed the gathering and Larrel Coutinho of Class IX proposed the vote of thanks.